The IWLA Convention & Expo is where North American warehouse logistics leaders gather, make connections, learn, network, and work together for a stronger industry.
And the 2017 event, March 19-21 in Palm Springs, Calif., will attract warehousing professionals from around the globe as members of the International Federation of Warehousing and Logistics Associations (IFWLA) will join IWLA members for a dual meeting.
Strong leadership is essential in any successful company – anywhere in the world. “Leadership that Inspires” is the convention theme and sessions and events focus on giving attendees new ideas to motivate employees for continued growth.
If you’ve never attended an IWLA Convention, now is the time. You won’t want to miss the unique opportunities and connections available only when IWLA-member logistics leaders gather.
If you’re a returning attendee, you already know the value of the experience – and you’ll leave Palm Springs with even more friends and ideas.
Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort and Spa
446600 Indian Wells Lane
Indian Wells, CA 92210
Hotel room block deadline – Feb. 24, 2017
IWLA Welcome Reception – “A Global Affair” on Sunday, March 19, 2017
The IWLA Convention’s official opening event, the welcome reception is your opportunity to shake hands with IWLA leadership, exhibitors, sponsors, and special guests from around the world. For 2017, the event will honor the IFWLA guests with a variety of cuisines, music, and surprises from countries around the world.
IWLA Networking Rat Pack Style, Monday, March 20, 2017
The Networking Reception is traditionally the most attended IWLA evening reception. Head to the golf course pavilion for an evening of food, networking and Rat Pack karaoke. You won’t want to miss the view of the beautiful desert as a backdrop.
IWLA Chairman’s “Starry Night in the Desert”, Reception & Dinner Tuesday, March 21, 2017
IWLA’s final reception has evolved to be a causal and relaxed poolside party. The final evening is enjoyed by all, with food, dancing, and the passing of the gavel to a new IWLA chairman. Be there to see IWLA wrap up another memorable convention.
IWLA Golf Classic Tournament, Sunday, March 19, 2017
The Clive Clark-designed, Celebrity Course at Indian Wells is known for its playability and diversity. Experience an unforgettable golf experience with breathtaking mountain vistas, natural flowers and striking waterfalls.
IWLA-PAC Reception Featuring Will Durst, Sunday, March 19, 2017
If you support the IWLA Political Action Committee (and its efforts to support the warehousing industry), you won’t want to miss the IWLA-PAC fundraising dinner: The 2017 event features special guest Will Durst, a nationally syndicated humor columnist and contributor to CNN, MSNBC and Fox News.
Keynote: Harry Kraemer, Clinical Professor of Strategy at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management
Don’t miss Harry Kraemer: This partner at a private-equity firm, professor, and bestselling author uses his experience to motivate business professionals to balance values with achieving results. As the former chairman and CEO of Baxter International, Kraemer leaves audiences with a new way of thinking and inspired for more purpose and conviction in their roles.
General Session: Fireside Chat with Scott McWilliams, EVP Strategic Development, GEODIS
Scott McWilliams spent 27 years with OHL, now GEODIS, as site manager, vice president of operations, president, CEO, and chief customer officer. He has personal and professional stories to share. You won’t want to miss this his unique insights.
General Session: PriceWaterhouse Coopers Presents Warehouse Economic Impact Report
The 3PL warehouse industry is a vital part of the U.S. and Canadian economies in the form of jobs, labor, income, GDP, and taxes. The total economic contribution of the industry extends beyond its own employment of direct, indirect and induced contributions. Explore the results of this IWLA-sponsored study of economic impact of the warehouse logistics industry at the national, state, and provincial levels.
Leadership-minded Breakout Sessions
Logistics & Transportation Law
IWLA Retained Counsel Kevin Phillips is back with the latest cases and scenarios that highlight what to do – and definitely what NOT to do – when facing warehouse law issues. His session will include insight into contractual solutions based on real court decisions.
Overtime regulations, joint employer status, OSHA record-keeping requirements. The list of labor laws is growing and warehouse executive must adjust. Find out which laws you may be overlooking and all of the necessary changes that you need to make in order to stay compliant.
Panel Discussion: Domestic and International Fulfillment Opportunities
Online retailing is a global phenomenon drastically changing the warehouse logistics industry. This panel of experts will discuss the unique qualities fulfillment services in the 3PL environment. The panelist will highlight real growth opportunities associated with domestic and international e-commerce fulfillment.
Expo Hall: Innovation Contest
Returning for the third year in a row is the Innovation Contest where attendees cast their votes to recognize the most innovative product and service on the expo show floor. Exhibitor participants will have special signage at their booths.
IWLA Council Meetings
If you have an interest in chemical warehousing, food handling, industry diversity, sustainability, fulfillment services, and/or transportation issues, don’t miss IWLA Council meetings in each of these areas. Stay tuned for topics and more information!
|Registration Before Jan. 15
|| Regular Fees After Jan.15
|Early-bird Member Registration
|Early-bird Nonmember Registration
|Member-Spouse/Significant Other Registration
|Nonmember - Spouse/Significant Other Registration
|One Day Pass
|125th Anniversary Chairman's Dinner Only
Sponsorship & exhibiting opportunities are available.*
*Exhibitor fees are listed in the prospectus.